Vidya Viswanathan

Vidya Viswanathan

    Vidya is the founder of Doctors Who Create (doctorswhocreate.com), which brings together people who want to change the culture of medicine to reward and encourage creativity. She is a first-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania and is passionate about using the power of innovation and storytelling to improve clinical care.

    Scaling Healthcare Innovation

    Scaling Healthcare Innovation »

    Sachin Jain, CMO at CareMore, shares his experience merging interests in medicine, public policy, and business, what it’s like working in each of those fields, and what advice he has for current medical students with many interests.

    Majoring in Medicine, Minoring in Design

    Majoring in Medicine, Minoring in Design »

    23 Jul, 2015
    PeopleUncategorized

    A Q&A with Dr. Bon Ku about why design in medicine is so important, what the program at Jefferson does to foster creativity in medical students, and what issues in medicine are ripe for redesign.

    MedTech Boston & Mad*Pow Honor 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators

    MedTech Boston & Mad*Pow Honor 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators »

    18 May, 2015
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    MedTech Boston's 40 Under 40 members received awards at the May 13th networking and awards ceremony event, hosted by Mad*Pow. All photos by Jim Ryan. On May 13, 2015, at the office of the design innovation agency Mad*Pow in Boston, over 100 healthcare innovators and leaders gathered to celebrate the individuals chosen as this year’s…
    Meet the MedStart Hackathon Winners

    Meet the MedStart Hackathon Winners »

    10 Feb, 2015
    EventsNews
    Team SimRV discusses options for simulation solutions at MedStart. All photos via Facebook. How do you hack medical education? Over the course of 36 hours, 18 teams brainstormed technological innovations to solve problems in medical education at the MedStart hackathon, run by students in the MD/MBA program at the Tufts School…
    Ajay Major: Finding Your “Medicine Plus”

    Ajay Major: Finding Your “Medicine Plus” »

    21 Jan, 2015
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    Medical student Ajay Major, another member of our activist generation series. Photo provided. When he’s not on the wards as a third-year medical student, Ajay Major manages an online global magazine for medical students, advocates for single-payer healthcare, helps edit major journals like Virtual Mentor and The Bellevue Literary Review, and consults for Medstro…
    Five Lessons from the Ether Dome

    Five Lessons from the Ether Dome »

    18 Nov, 2014
    Events
    Tom Patterson, Nile Hawver, Greg Balla, Lee Sellars (seated), Richmond Hoxie, and Bill Kux in Elizabeth Egloff's provocative medical thriller ETHER DOME directed by Michael Wilson, playing Oct. 17 - Nov. 23, 2014 at the South End Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Photo by Paul Marotta. Ether Dome, a play written…
    Code Black: Considering the Silver Bullet

    Code Black: Considering the Silver Bullet »

    Director Ryan McGarry spends time with one of his patients during filming. Photo via codeblackmovie.com. "How do I protect the ideals I came here for?" This is the question newly-released documentary Code Black asks of its audience, and the question each emergency room doctor in the film struggles to answer. We often…
    Presenters Push Future Of Healthcare Tech At BWH Clinical Innovation Day

    Presenters Push Future Of Healthcare Tech At BWH Clinical Innovation Day »

    14 Jun, 2014
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    The theater was packed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s 2nd annual Clinical Innovation Day this week as hospital employees, innovators, and entrepreneurs met for a full day of panels surrounding the theme “Collisions of Collaboration.” The event, sponsored by the Brigham Innovation Hub and the Brigham Research Institute, featured an “idea lab” where eight doctors…
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub hosts a successful “Shark Tank” Pitch-Off

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub hosts a successful “Shark Tank” Pitch-Off »

    30 Apr, 2014
    MedTech Features
    Photo by J. Kiely of Lightchaser In the TV show “Shark Tank,” potential investors—the sharks—listen to pitches by budding businesses. Once the sharks “bite” to show interest in an idea, the business gets to decide, on the spot, which investor to take on.  On Monday, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Innovation…
    Google Glass Challenge a pitch-off success … congrats to the winners!

    Google Glass Challenge a pitch-off success … congrats to the winners! »

    25 Apr, 2014
    MedTech Features

    On Wednesday evening at Google’s offices in Cambridge, the finalists of Medtech Boston’s Google Glass Challenge had the chance to participate in a “pitch-off,” demonstrating their ideas for using Google Glass in the medical setting.

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